Anyway to see what I just typed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gameface, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. gameface macrumors 6502

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    I was just writing an extremely lengthy response to someone in Firefox on another forum. The forum has been having issues all day and I didn't think about copying the reply before I clicked submit. Well the website came up with an error and when I hit back the reply was gone. I seriously don't feel like retyping it all. Anyway, via terminal or whatever that I can get this reply back?

    Thanks.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    I don't think your going to have much luck. I have never heard of a way this can be done.
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes, if you go back via your History, it might be there.
     
  4. gameface thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, that's what I figured. I have to always remember to write lengthy replies in textedit first dammit!

    I have it set so that it doesn't autofill or remember the history. DOH!

    :(
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    If you use Chrome, using back/forward in the browser keeps form entries. So if you had a reply in the reply box then accidentally clicked a bookmark or something, it'll all be here when you go back.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I've learned to copy (Cmd+C) as I go along just in case of errors. It's saved me a few times.
     
  7. mulo macrumors 68020

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    so does safari.
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    If I'm going to write a long reply, I usually try to write it up in Text Edit or something and then copy/paste it in. I've had too many issues with this before.
     

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